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Opposition announces schedule for primaries

Friday, May 14th, 2021

The main 6 Opposition parties have announced the schedule for their autumn primaries. The two-round election will be held in September and October. They have also agreed to allow online voting. READ MORE

Parliament passes the 9th Amendment to the Fundamental Law

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

While the opposition concentrates its critique of the constitutional amendments on gay rights, a centrist political analyst believes they have picked the wrong target. READ MORE

Two centrist analysts on the Szájer scandal

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Now that the Prime Minister has condemned his long-time close ally for his part in a male sex party in Brussels, one analyst thinks the scandal will change nothing in Hungarian politics, while the other is not so sure. READ MORE

Hungary and Poland block EU budget over the rule of law controversy

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

The former Hungarian EU Commissioner thinks Hungary is heading for a frontal collision with the Union. READ MORE

Prospects of US-Hungarian relations

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

A liberal and a right-wing commentator both predict that US-Hungarian relations will deteriorate under President-elect Biden. READ MORE

More repercussions of the Borsod by-election

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Pundits across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the joint opposition candidate’s defeat in the Borsod 6 district by-election. READ MORE

Index.hu’s editorial board resigns

Monday, July 27th, 2020

As most staff members at Index resign, a liberal commentator accuses the government of trying to silence its most important critic. A pro-government news site, on the other hand, claims that Ferenc Gyurcsány has taken over Index. READ MORE

Speculation on EU migration policy under the German presidency

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

A liberal commentator believes that the EU’s expected anti-immigration turn will make it difficult for the Hungarian government to continue its anti-immigrant rhetoric. A pro-government columnist finds it peculiar that liberals see the anticipated shift as a defeat for PM Orbán. A conservative analyst fears that the EU under the German presidency still wants to impose immigration on the EU.
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Hungarian progress in tackling coronavirus

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

A liberal commentator acknowledges that the government’s coronavirus measures have been effective, but adds that in order to avoid a second wave of infections, Hungarians need to maintain their self discipline. READ MORE

Hungary exempts US film crews from EU travel ban

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

The most popular Hungarian news site warns that Hungarian citizens may pay the price of the government’s decision to let American film crews back into Hungary, although the US doesn’t figure on the list of 15 non-EU countries whose citizens are allowed to visit the European Union. READ MORE